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Published 2009


A visualization of hyperbolic space. Navigate 24 rooms in a {7,3} tiling. Automatic pseudorandom walk machine.

Negatively curved geometry has more parallel lines, which makes it easy to get lost when walking in circles.

The infinite plane can be closed by identifying equally coloured points; might be considered wormhole theory.

Requires a software dvd player with navigation support (may damage your hardware dvd player). eg: ogle, vlc.

Computer generated with mathematics and free/libre open source software. Source code licensed under GNU GPL3.

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Some technical bullet points:
* mathematics (permutations + Moebius transforms) in Haskell.
* rendered with Gtk2Hs/Cairo.
* Cairo -> ByteString used a little C code to copy and convert pixels.
* video encoding used HSH to pipe ByteString to external tools.
* XML control file for DVD authoring generated with Haskell.
* bash script automates building an iso from the source directory.

The somewhat abstract title is a semi-literal description with all the descriptive elements taken out - it's a DVD of a perfect colouring in 24 colours of a {7,3} hyperbolic tiling. It uses the DVD virtual machine to navigate around the space at pseudo-random.

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note to downloaders: you almost certainly want the ISO image(s) unless you want to do something clever with the MPEG files (each is around 1 second long)


Run time until hardware failure
Producer ClaudiusMaximus
Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information http://claudiusmaximus.goto10.org mailto:claudiusmaximus@goto10.org

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